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Here are the important numbers that make up the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal has been struck between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim economies, marking the largest trade deal signed …

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How Back to the Future Almost Didn't Get Made

For the movie's 30th anniversary, co-writer Bob Gale tells the story of production nightmares, and the classic that came to be.<p>There's a great scene in the Tim Burton film <i>Ed Wood</i>, in which the main character meets his idol, Orson Welles, in a bar, and realizes that even the legendary director …

WW1 centenary: Column of light illuminates London commemoration

The beam of light can be seen high over the night sky around London<p><b>A column of white light reaching high above the London sky has been switched on to mark 100 years since Britain entered World War One.</b><p>The installation, called Spectra, by Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda, will shine from dusk to dawn for …

Remembrance Day

Scottish independence: UK leaders pledge parliament powers

<b>The Scottish Parliament would be granted more powers over tax and social security if voters rejected independence, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have said.</b><p>The leaders have published a joint declaration backing the "strengthening" of the Scottish Parliament.<p>A spokeswoman for Scottish …

Amazon reports $126m quarterly loss

<b>Amazon has reported a loss of $126m (£74m) in the second quarter and warned that sales could slow in the current quarter.</b><p>Amazon forecast third quarter sales of between $19.7bn and $21.5bn, which could mean sales growth of as little as 15% - well down on previous quarters.<p>Amazon has traditionally …

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Men's average height 'up 11cm since 1870s'

<b>The average height of men has risen by almost 11cm since the mid-19th century, experts have found.</b><p>Data was collected on hundreds of thousands of men from 15 European countries.<p>For British men, the average height at age 21 rose from 167.05cm (5ft 5in) in 1871-75 to 177.37cm (5ft 10in) in 1971-75.<p>A …

Nazi murder trial: Ex-SS man Siert Bruins in German court

<b>Former SS officer Siert Bruins, 92, has appeared in court in Germany accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter some 70 years ago.</b><p>He could face a life sentence if found guilty over the death of Aldert Klaas Dijkema in September 1944.<p>The incident occurred when Mr Bruins, a Dutch-born German, …

Judiciary

Wrongly jailed mum Lorraine Allen loses compensation bid

<b>A mother who was wrongly imprisoned for killing her four-month-old son has lost a legal battle for compensation.</b><p>Lorraine Allen, formerly Harris, was jailed in 2000 for the manslaughter of her son, Patrick, in December 1998.<p>The European Court of Human Rights ruled the refusal was "not inconsistent …

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